Krantz, David


Professor In-Residence, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Hatos Center for Neuropharmacology

Member, Brain Research Institute

Cell & Developmental Biology GPB Home Area

Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Studies

Genetics & Genomics GPB Home Area

Neuroscience GPB Home Area

Awards and Honors:

UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital

UCSF Department of Neurology

Contact Information

Lab Number: 310 206-8323
Office Phone Number: 310-206-8508
Work Phone Number: (310) 206-8508

Work Address:

Gonda Building, Rm 3357C
695 Charles Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095


David Krantz is Professor in Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. An undergraduate at Brown University, he completed an MD/PhD in the Medical Scientist Training Program at UCLA in 1991, where he performed his dissertation on Drosophila eye development with Larry Zipursky. After a residency in psychiatry at UCLA, he was awarded a Howard Hughes Postdoctoral Fellowship for Physicians to investigate the regulation of vesicular neurotransmitter transporters in Robert Edwards' laboratory at UCSF. He returned to UCLA in 2000, and is currently using Drosophila to study how changes in the function of neurotransmitter transporters may influence synaptic transmission and behavior.